Kosinski heads into Oblivion

Tron Legacy director to develop original science fiction film.

100106-oblivion_341x81Joseph Kosinski is slated to direct an original science-fiction film, after his work on Tron Legacy, named Oblivion.

The film focuses around a battle-weary soldier who is sent to exterminate the last remnants of an alien race on a planet, following a court martial for unspecified crimes. The film is being produced with Radical Pictures, whose executive Barry Levine will produce along with David Fincher and David Morrison from Anonymous Content.

The film will also be turned into an illustrated novel by Radical, who traditionally has released comic books. The novel will feature 40 illustrations that accompany the text. On the genesis of the movie, Kosinski told The Hollywood Reporter that he was “looking to make a science-fiction film that I could do on a budget. It’s grown since then, but it’s intended to be a very spare [sic] science-fiction film, with a small cast but big ideas and big landscapes.”

Radical Pictures has recently been in the news for a number of high profile developments, including its own property Shrapnel, which has Len Wiseman attached to direct. There are no schedule dates available for Oblivion at this time.